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The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Volume 10: The Journal of Patrick Gass, May 14, 1804 – September 23, 1806

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The Lewis and Clark expedition is both one of the greatest geographical adventures undertaken by Americans and one of the best documented at the time. The University of Nebraska Press edition of the Journals of Lewis and Clark now reaches volume 10 of the projected 13 that will contain the complete record of the expedition.

In order that the fullest record possible be kept of the expedition, captains Lewis and Clark required their sergeants to keep journals to compensate for possible loss of the captains' own accounts. The sergeants' accounts extend and corroborate the journals of Lewis and Clark and contribute to the full record of the expedition. Volume 10 contains the journal of expedition member Sergeant Patrick Gass.

Gass was promoted to sergeant on the expedition to fill the place of the deceased Charles Floyd. His journal was subsequently published and proved quite popular: it went through six editions in six years. A skilled carpenter, Gass was almost certainly responsible for supervising the building of Forts Mandan and Clatsop; his records of those forts are particularly detailed and useful. Gass was to live until 1870, the last survivor of the expedition and the one who lived to see transcontinental communication fulfill the promise of the expedition.

Review:

"Meticulously edited, with detailed (and absolutely necessary) footnotes, these volumes are a triumph of scholarly publishing....One version or another belongs on most readers' shelves — and should accompany any road trip through the West." Atlantic Monthly

Review:

"[O]ur only really American epic, The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, [is] now at last available in a superbly edited, easily read edition....These Journals are to the narrative of the American West as the Iliad is to the epic or as Don Quixote is to the novel: a first exemplar so great as to contain in embryo the genre's full potential." Larry McMurtry, The New York Review of Books

Review:

"[This edition] stands as one of the great accomplishments of American scholarship and scholarly publishing alike. The work of historian Gary Moulton and a team of some three dozen specialists working through the University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the 13-volume Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was published by the University of Nebraska Press from 1983 to 2001." Gregory McNamee, Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Moulton not only edited the transcriptions of the journal entries; he also provided a detailed index and oversaw a team of consultants who provided expert annotations on botany, zoology, astronomy, archaeology, linguists and medicine. As a result, readers can understand the expedition in its full context. It's no wonder that the series has received many plaudits." Omaha World Herald

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-282) and index.

About the Author

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.

Table of Contents

Preface, vii
Editorial Procedures, ix
Introduction to Volume 10, xi
Chapter 49: Up the Missouri, May 14—September 24, 1804, 1
Chapter 50: Winter at the Knife River, September 25, 1804—April 6, 1805, 45
Chapter 51: Great Falls of the Missouri, April 7—July 14, 1805, 77
Chapter 52: Across the Rockies, July 15—October 10, 1805, 112
Chapter 53: Winter on the Coast, October 11, 1805—May 1, 1806, 153
Chapter 54: Homeward Bound, May 2—September 23, 1806, 220
Sources Cited, 281
Index, 283

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803229167
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
With:
Clark, William
With:
Clark, William
Editor:
Moulton, Gary E.
Author:
Moulton, Gary E.
Author:
Lewis, Meriwether
Author:
Clark, William
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
North America
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Lewis and clark expedition (1804-1806)
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
West
Subject:
United States Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Lewis, Meriwether - Diaries
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Series Volume:
v. 11v. 10
Publication Date:
June 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
10.31x7.29x1.22 in. 1.96 lbs.

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Product details 300 pages University of Nebraska Press - English 9780803229167 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Meticulously edited, with detailed (and absolutely necessary) footnotes, these volumes are a triumph of scholarly publishing....One version or another belongs on most readers' shelves — and should accompany any road trip through the West."
"Review" by , "[O]ur only really American epic, The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, [is] now at last available in a superbly edited, easily read edition....These Journals are to the narrative of the American West as the Iliad is to the epic or as Don Quixote is to the novel: a first exemplar so great as to contain in embryo the genre's full potential."
"Review" by , "[This edition] stands as one of the great accomplishments of American scholarship and scholarly publishing alike. The work of historian Gary Moulton and a team of some three dozen specialists working through the University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the 13-volume Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was published by the University of Nebraska Press from 1983 to 2001."
"Review" by , "Moulton not only edited the transcriptions of the journal entries; he also provided a detailed index and oversaw a team of consultants who provided expert annotations on botany, zoology, astronomy, archaeology, linguists and medicine. As a result, readers can understand the expedition in its full context. It's no wonder that the series has received many plaudits."
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